College of Law to host legal writing workshop



The College of Law has been chosen to host a one-day annual legal writing workshop aimed at law librarians and faculty who teach legal research and writing. Willamette University is the only law school in the Pacific Northwest to host the event this year.

Legal research and writing faculty member Jay Messenger will coordinate the event with assistance from fellow legal research and writing faculty Ed Harri, Helen Mazur-Hart and visiting legal research and writing instructor Robert Rocklin.

The workshops are sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute, a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve legal writing by providing a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis, and research. The institute has more than 2,800 members and includes representatives from 38 countries.

The themes of the workshops include teaching legal writing; teaching persuasive writing and advocacy; legal research; and innovative teaching techniques. Other law schools hosting workshops this year are the University of Arizona, George Washington University and Northwestern University.